When: 1st Saturday of the Month - 9am-5pm
Where: Jikoji Zen Center
Why: To develop a sitting practice
Just like training the body, a central element in the training of our minds is the need to vary the intensity of our zen practice. This Saturday zazenkai is an exploration into intensive silent practice, and a deepening of our meditation. The day will begin with with a brief introduction to zen and zazen, and then we will spend the rest of the day in the stream of contemplative practice. In these moments, deep insights and realization of the meaning of the words of the Buddha move through us as we come intimately familiar with the movement of sunlight through the zendo.
All are welcome. If you are thinking about sesshin, zazenkai is excellent place to build the basics of intensive practice. A buffet lunch will be served.
Doug Jacobson, a Jikoji Resident, received Dharma transmission from Shoho Michael Newhall. In his professional life he is a civil/tunnel engineer. He serves as Jikoji's maintenance oversight manager (MOM), and also assists prisoners with Buddhist practice. He received Dharma transmission from Shoho Michael Newhall in 2015.